Michael Green (writer)
Michael Green is an American writer and producer who serves as an executive producer and showrunner on American Gods. In addition to writing for television, Green has written such feature film screenplays as Logan, Blade Runner 2049 and the 2017 version of Murder on the Orient Express.
Green at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
|Genres||Film, television, comic books|
Life and careerEdit
Green was born to a Jewish family and grew up in Mamaroneck, New York. He attended Stanford University. After graduating, Green came back to New York and hustled his way into a junior development job at HBO, where he spent his workday reading other writers' scripts.
Green’s first television writing credit was on Sex and the City. He was the creator and writer of the 2009 NBC series Kings, a drama based on the biblical story of King David but set in an alternate present. Other television credits also include Everwood, Smallville, Jack and Bobby and Heroes.
In 2007, Green, along with the rest of the Heroes writing staff, was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series and the WGA Award for New Series. Heroes won for Favorite New TV Drama at the 33rd annual People's Choice Awards.
Green's feature writing career began with Green Lantern in 2011. He has written or cowritten four films released or set to be released in 2017: James Mangold's Logan, Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant, Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049, and Kenneth Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express.
A contributor to DC Comics, Green is the author and co-author of several graphic novels, including Batman: Lovers and Madmen. He co-wrote Superman/Batman and the reboot of Supergirl, with Mike Johnson.
|1998||Sex and the City||Writer||1 episode|
|2001-02||Smallville||Writer, co-producer and producer||7 episodes|
|2004||Jack & Bobby||Consulting producer||21 episodes|
|2002-05||Everwood||Writer, producer, supervising producer, co-executive producer||14 episodes|
|2006-07||Heroes||Writer, co-executive producer||33 episodes|
|2009||Kings||Creator, writer, executive-producer||12 episodes
Based on the Old Testament story of King David
|2012||The River||Writer, executive-producer||8 episodes|
|2017-present||American Gods||Developed by (with Bryan Fuller), writer, executive producer,||8 episodes
Based on the novel by Neil Gaiman
Feature films creditsEdit
|2011||Green Lantern||Screenplay (with Greg Berlanti,||Directed by Martin Campbell|
|2017||Logan||Screenplay (with Scott Frank and||Directed by James Mangold|
|2017||Alien: Covenant||Story (with Jack Paglen)||Directed by Ridley Scott|
|2017||Blade Runner 2049||Screenplay (with Hampton Fancher)||Directed by Denis Villeneuve|
|2017||Murder on the Orient Express||Screenplay||Directed by Kenneth Branagh|
|2008||Batman: Lovers and Madmen||Writer|
|2008||Superman/Batman: The Search for Kryptonite||Writer (with Mike Johnson)|
|2009||Superman/Batman: Finest Worlds||Writer (with Mike Johnson)|
Awards and nominationsEdit
- Emmy Award: Outstanding Drama Series – Heroes (2007 nomination shared with Tim Kring, (executive producer), Dennis Hammer (executive producer), Allan Arkush(executive producer), Greg Beeman (co-executive producer), Jesse Alexander (co-executive producer), Jeph Loeb (co-executive producer), Bryan Fuller (co-executive producer), Natalie Chaidez (co-executive producer), James Chory (produced by), Adam Armus (supervising producer), and Nora Kay Foster
- Writers Guild of America Award: New Series – Heroes (2007)
- "Meet the Most Famous Hollywood Writer You've Never Heard Of". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-09-30.
- "'Prometheus 2' Lands 'Green Lantern' Writer; May Feature Multiple Michael Fassbenders (Exclusive)". TheWrap. 2014-03-24. Retrieved 2017-09-30.
- "Hugh Jackman's 'Wolverine' Lands 'Blade Runner 2' Writer Michael Green (Exclusive)". TheWrap. 2015-04-24. Retrieved 2017-09-30.
- "Murder on the Orient Express Remake Gets Writer". Slashfilm. 2015-03-11. Retrieved 2017-09-30.